If you’re using ExpressVPN to protect your online antics from being monitored on your Apple Silicon-powered Mac, you can now benefit from native M1 and M2 Mac support.
The well-known VPN provider today announced that the latest version (v11.50) of its app now provides native support for Apple’s homegrown processor lineup. The update should bring a performance boost, as well as lower better consumption on Mac laptops.
VPN providers are slowly rolling out native support for Apple Silicon. ExpressVPN joins NordVPN and Surfshark in providing native M1/M2 Mac support. Most VPN providers’ apps were developed to run on Intel-powered Macs, meaning the app needs to be “translated” by software called Rosetta 2 on the Mac before running. Translated apps do not have the same performance and battery life as apps designed to run on Apple Silicon.
Users still using Intel-based Macs will continue to see the ExpressVPN app run just as well as it always has. The new version is a Universal app that provides native support for both platforms.
The latest version of the ExpressVPN app for Mac is available for download now.